Grapevine business owner claims top prize on 'Winner Cake All'

Image description
image2 (2)
Bakery owner and pastry chef Megan Rountree of Grapevine Main Street's Legacy Cakes was the grand prize winner on the May 20 episode of "Winner Cake All." The Food Network's competition series is hosted by chef Giada De Laurentiis and has bakers from around the country compete in elimination settings while creating a themed cake display.

Rountree and her baking assistant, Rachelle Dempsey, were flown to Los Angeles and took home the $10,000 prize after competing in two elimination rounds against three other cake-baking teams. They also had their cake served at the client's party.

"I think we just did a good job at listening to exactly what the client wanted as far as design," Rountree said. "They wanted to go really kind of glam and chic for their baby shower, with the trendy greens and foliage that’s in right now."

Rountree and Dempsey came through the first elimination round with a gender reveal cake topper, featuring a white chocolate rattle filled with colored sprinkles that would reveal the gender of the baby when the rattle was smashed.

Dempsey said while she and Rountree had an hour to put together the cake topper, they had five hours to complete the themed cake challenge.

"You’re trying to familiarize yourself with a strange kitchen and find what you need pretty quickly and start doing the project they give you, and go as fast as you can," Dempsey said.

She and Rountree were named the winners of the contest with their themed baby shower cake.

"We had four palm trees coming up out of the base fort that we had built. And we a had a tier on top of that which had a watercolor effect to look like a pool, and then we had a stuffed teddy bear in a pool float with his little bottle sitting on top of the water tier," Dempsey said. "It was actually a baby shower, so they wanted some baby elements, but they wanted a chic, LA pool party vibe."

The cake was flavored with a lime and a mint rum soak and topped with blackberry buttercream.

This is not the first time Rountree has been on a TV show. In 2010, she was on TLC's "Cake Boss: Next Great Baker." She came in second overall.

She said she plans to continue working at her shop, located at 120 S. Main St., Ste. 20.

"We’ve been here since 2010 so we’re hoping to just continue with that and just continue creating some really fun, custom stuff for local people," she said.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


MOST RECENT

Postcards are being distributed within Tarrant County and Fort Worth asking voters to verify their May 1 vote. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tarrant County DA warns of false postcards, website asking voters to verify election votes

Postcards are being distributed within Tarrant County and Fort Worth asking voters to verify their May 1 vote. The county's district attorney's office is warning voters against sharing their personal information on the website.

aerial image of several plates with dishes offered by Howard Wang's China Grill
Howard Wang's China Grill to close Southlake location by end of June

Howard Wang's China Grill's last day in Southlake is June 25.

Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open later this year in Richardson. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Richardson; Plano parks earn high marks and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

a man hits a punching bag
New kickboxing gym Rockbox Fitness now open in Southlake, grand opening celebration upcoming

Rockbox Fitness in Southlake offers boxing and kickboxing classes in a community setting.

Southlake's sales tax revenue is showing signs of recovery. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southlake's 2020 sales tax revenue surpasses 2019; upward trend continues into 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Southlake's sales taxes for 2020 showed a 2% revenue increase compared to 2019.

Southlake Town Square is home to many local and name-brand retailers. (Courtesy RPAI)
Express Edit now open in Southlake Town Square

The first of its kind in Texas, the store offers a curated collection of styles handpicked by local influencers in its 2,000-plus-square-foot space.

Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open this summer in Plano. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Plano; The Pop Parlour opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Betsy Price was first elected as Fort Worth mayor in 2011 and has served five terms. (Courtesy City of Fort Worth)
Former Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price announces candidacy for Tarrant County judge

Price is the second candidate to join the race for Tarrant County judge. Her announcement comes just days after current Judge Glen Whitley said he will not be seeking re-election in 2022.

two students and an instructor demonstrate nursing skills
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD expands health education options to meet growing need

The district’s new certified medical assistant pathway will provide training not covered in existing GCISD health science classes. It will also open up opportunities for additional students.

Gov. Greg Abbott, center signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law June 8 in response to the devastating winter storm last February. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott signs bills to reform ERCOT and weatherize Texas power grid

The bills will go into effect Sept. 1 and aim to reform ERCOT leadership and increase accountability and communication among power agencies.

Grocery store chain H-E-B announced June 8 the company's plans to open a store in McKinney. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B coming to McKinney; Fat Shack restaurant to open this week in Plano and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.